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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

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An orphaned boy enrolled in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Albus Dumbledore
... Professor McGonagall
... Hagrid
... Baby Harry Potter
... Harry Potter
... Aunt Petunia Dursley
... Dudley Dursley
... Uncle Vernon Dursley
Derek Deadman ... Bartender in Leaky Cauldron
... Professor Quirrell
... Diagon Alley Boy
... Goblin Bank Teller / Professor Flitwick / Voice of Griphook
... Griphook (as Vern Troyer)
... Mr. Ollivander
... He Who Must Not Be Named
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Storyline

This is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Rubeus Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. Written by Carly

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Hidden deep within in the school lies an object that can make you immortal,that can make you powerful,that can make you deadly! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary moments and mild language | See all certifications »

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16 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,335,627 (United Kingdom), 18 November 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,294,621, 18 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$317,575,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$974,755,371, 6 November 2011
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the second book of the series, "Nearly Headless" Nick invites Harry to his "deathday" party, celebrating the 500th anniversary of his demise in 1492 (a fact that fans have used to place the entire book chronology in the years 1991-1997). 1492, is, of course, the year that Christopher Columbus made his famous voyage to the New World; this film's production company is "1492 Pictures", a deliberate reference to Chris Columbus' famous namesake. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) When Uncle Vernon is ripping up the letters that come through the mail slot, you can see that the envelopes had already been cut, making it easier for him to rip up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor McGonagall: [as a cat] Mraow!
Dumbledore: I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.
[Professor McGonagall transfigures into her human self]
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) See more »

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Please Stay
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Written by Kylie Minogue, Richard Stannard, John Williams, and John Themis
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It was brilliant!
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I knew the film was being made, I thought how could they make a film that would be up to the standard of such a perfect book. But they did! Sure they missed bits out but they captured the essence of the book brilliantly. One member of the cast was mis-cast for me but my children disagreed.I even found myself believing they were flying and not wondering "how are they doing that?" So 10 out 10 Warner Brothers. Bring on the next one!


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